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Senior Planner / Urban Designer

WHA headquarters office in Newport Beach, California has an opening for a creative and self-motivated Master Planner/ Urban Designer. This position involves being an integral Planning Studio team member with opportunity to interface with our Designers and Architects to create and develop urban infill neighborhoods and master planned communities.


Job Duties

  • Prepare site plan feasibility studies and conceptual site plans under supervision of the project manager

  • Prepare master planning and urban design graphics

  • Support and develop solutions for active projects and clients

  • Research and understand zoning codes and design guidelines that govern site design

  • Provide project coordination with clients and design team for entitlement packages

  • Promote a culture of teamwork, creativity, and professional engagement

Salary Range

$90K - $120K

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Desired Skills and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering

  • 5+ years’ work experience in architecture, planning, civil engineering, or landscape architecture

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Involvement in industry organizations is encouraged

  • High proficiency in the following software: AutoCAD, InDesign, Photoshop, Word, and Excel

  • 3-D modeling skills using SketchUp or Lumion is a plus!

  • Ability to sketch ideas by hand using a mix of media types

  • Ability to understand and interpret data provided by the client and/or City

  • Ability to work in a team environment and effectively meet deadlines



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